Diesel Days – Saturday 22nd March and 27th September 2014

Friendly staff, real ale, great food, lovely scenery and over 2 miles of continuous thrash on the 1 in 80 Berwyn Bank including through a long, single bore tunnel. And sights like these…………

What more does the discerning Crank need? Photo by Ivor Bufton showing visiting Class 31 5580 (no longer at the railway) and resident Class 37 6940 at the 2011 Autumn diesel day.

Our 2014 events should see Class 26 D5310, Class 37 6940 and 08195 involved. Class 47 D1566 is unfortunately out of traffic pending overhaul but may return for the Autumn event.

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Our Spring event will hopefully see 08195 haul an early morning train to Carrog and then act as pilot for shuttle workings along the extension to Corwen. Watch this space for more details.

RED PEN ALERT! The September event will see running to Corwen

Day rover fares will be: Adult £16, Senior £14, Child £9, Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £38.  Standard return tickets also available Adult £14, Senior £12, Child £7, Family Ticket (2 Adults + 2 Children) £36.

Tickets may be purchased online direct from the LR Website – click the “Buy Tickets Here” icon on the left of the homepage.

Here are some more photos from our 2011 Autumn Diesel Day, held on 24th September. We started the day with the Bryn Jones obligatory seminar (which Colin appears to want 2 copies of). Note visiting Class 31 5580 in the background.

D1566 worked well all day, although a niggle with the compressor governor meant Iain didn’t spend too long sat in the secondmans seat like he is here as the loco passes Goods Junction:

Rare haulage was again available from Davy. The EE 350hp shunter will work a full line charter with 08195 on 1st April 2012.

And finally there was a very noisy Beerex to finish the day off. Note the genuine BR halogen headlight courtesy of Colin “ebay Bloodhound” Cooper:

And check out Tom Shilliam’s video of 6940 at work here:

Finally Ian “Mr Wnxx” Furness’s super range of images are also worth a look:

As is Ian Dixon’s gallery of images taken between Garthydwr and Carrog:

Finally, here are some more photos from the 2010 Autumn and 2011 spring diesel events. They show what diesel operation at Llan is all about; check out the below scene that could easily be from the 70’s, but was actually March 26th 2011 – 5580 on four Mark 1s waiting for time with the last working of the day.

D1566 at Pentrefelin in July 2011 – great to see her running again. Photo by Iain Ross.

6940 on the evening Beerex, 2010 Diesel Weekend:

D5310 making a spirited departure from Carrog, complete with Waverley route-style oil lamps, 2010 Diesel Weekend:

5580 crosses the Class 104 “Egyptian Temple” DMU at Deeside, Spring Diesel Day 2011:

A BR Blue fest as the Class 108 DMU passes 5580 at Goods Junction, Spring Diesel Day 2011:

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